Cosequin DS Capsules (Canada)

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Cosequin DS Capsules

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Nutramax



Original Researched Brand

#1 Veterinarian Recommended Brand

Double Strength Sprinkle Capsules

Guaranteed Analysis-Each Capsule Contains:

Glucosamine Hydrochloride minimum

500 mg *

Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate minimum

400 mg *▲

Manganese minimum

5 mg♦

Ingredients: Glucosamine hydrochloride (derived from shellfish), sodium chondroitin sulfate (derived from bovine cartilage), gelatin, manganese ascorbate, mixed glycosaminoglycans, water, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate, FD&C blue #1, and FD&C yellow #5.

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Cosequin contains FCHG49® Glucosamine Hydrochloride and TRH122® Low Molecular Weight Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Nutramax Laboratories® exclusive veterinary researched specifications.

▲ Reported on a hydrous basis.

♦ From manganese ascorbate.

Store in a cool, dry area out of direct sunlight. Keep lid tightly secured to ensure freshness. Keep bottle out of the reach of children.

This bottle contains (1) non-toxic desiccant to help preserve freshness and ensure the shelf life of the product.

▼Source: Surveys conducted in October 2001, March 2004 and February 2007 of small animal veterinarians who recommended oral joint health supplements.

Cosequin®DS is a product of Nutramax Laboratories.®

Administration As A Supplement For Dogs

The recommended initial administration period is four to six weeks; however, some dogs may respond in a shorter period of time. The number of Cosequin®DS capsules may then be reduced to the maintenance level. The capsules can be pulled apart and the contents sprinkled on the pet’s food. Wet or moist food is preferred to ensure that the pet gets the entire amount.

Dog’s Weight


Initial 4 to 6 Week Administration Period

Maintenance Level▲

10-24 lbs.*

1 daily

(1/2 in the morning & 1/2 in the evening)

*(under 10 lbs, 1/2 daily)

1/2 daily

25-49 lbs.

2 daily

(1 in the morning & 1 in the evening)

1 daily

50-100 lbs.

3 daily

(2 in the morning & 1 in the evening)

1-2 daily

Over 100 lbs.

4 daily*

(2 in the morning & 2 in the evening)

2 daily

▲Once consistent improvement has been seen, these maintenance levels may be reduced to an every other day administration. The maintenance level can also be used long-term on healthy dogs to help support their joints.

U.S. Patent No. 5,587,363

NUTRAMAX LABORATORIES, INC., Edgewood, Maryland 21040


120 Double Strength Sprinkle Capsules


NAC No.: 13070010

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